Junee history in focus | Wantabadgery district

By Graham Elphick
Updated December 20 2018 - 9:09am, first published December 18 2018 - 11:00am
FORMER TENANDRA PUMPS BUILDING: This was one of a number of buildings at the site which along as workshop and coal storage also provided accommodation for six men and their families.
FORMER TENANDRA PUMPS BUILDING: This was one of a number of buildings at the site which along as workshop and coal storage also provided accommodation for six men and their families.

The late 1800s saw the ringbarking of most of the tree cover and invasion of the Wantabadgery district by the wild rabbit. The rabbit, in plague proportions, chewed out pasture, caused erosion and led to the introduction of rabbit proof netting fences in the area. They were killed in the thousands by poisoning using a pollard and phosphorus bait with as many as nine poison carts operating on Wantabadgery Station. By the late 1890s, some of these carts at least would have been manufactured by Junee’s  Cohoe & Walster.

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